National Film Development Corporation( NFDC) unveiled the first look of its latest release Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain. Directed by Harish Vyas, the film stars Sanjay Mishra, Ekavali Khanna and PankajTripathi in lead roles and is slated for a pan-India theatrical release on 18th May 2018.The film also stars Anshuman Jha, Shivani Raghuvanshi and Brijendra Kala.

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain was an official selection at the South Asian International Film Festival 2017 where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. It has also won awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director among others at the Five Continents International Film Festival 2017, Venezuela.

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hai is a quirky film, set in rustic Varanasi and boasts of real-life characters and situations one can relate to, especially for those who are or have ever been in love. Presented by NFDC and produced by Manav Malhotra of Drumroll Pictures in association with Bunty Khan’s Shiny Entertainment.The film is a unique tale of romance that depicts the lives of three ordinary couples who have very distinct views on what love stands for.

The film is written by Harish Vyas, while the screenplay and dialogues are penned by Harish Vyas and Aryan Saha. Thematically, Angrezi Mein KehteHain the love story is unlike the previous films nurtured by NFDC, which has played a pivotal role in bringing some of the best and promising independent Indian films to audiences such as The Lunchbox, QissaTitli and others.

The music of the film has been composed by Praveen Kuwar, Oni-Adil and Ranjan Sharma and renowned lyricist Yogesh Gaur (Anand, BaatonBaaton Mein, Chhoti Si Baat) who after a long hiatus has penned the lyrics for this film. The fi lm’s technical team includes cinematographer Faroukh Mistry (Rahasya) and National Award-winning editor Suresh.

According to Sanjay Mishra, “The common man gets bogged down by the daily realities of life and love takes a backseat. Yashwant’s character conveys this thought in a very succinct way with his dialogue that says ‘Yeh ghar chalati hai…mein daftar jaata hoon. Yahi pyaar hai.’

What’s your definition of love?”

Harish Vyas, the director of Angrezi Mein KehteHain says, “It’s a romantic film. I wanted to address this side of romance that is subdued and wrapped in the fi ne nuances of the daily grind. Romance in India is usually depicted through the youth but it’s not limited to them, in this case, it is depicted by the younger couple like always but is instrumental in vocalizing the unexpressed love in all generations other than ‘the young’. Sanjay Ji was the only person I had in mind to play this character for the kind of value he has brought to the character of YashwantBatra.”

The National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage the Good Cinema movement in the country. The primary goal of NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the India film industry and foster excellence in cinema. Over the years, NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential to the growth of Indian Cinema. NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) has so far funded/ produced over 300 films. This films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many National and international awards.

NFDC has been the leading co-producer of international films including Gandhi, Salaam Bombay amongst others and the trend continues with recent co-productions such as Qissa, The Lunchbox, Arunoday and ChauthiKoot.

Apart from its unique positioning in the film industry as a film development agency, NFDC also functions as a business unit by producing advertisement campaigns supplemented with 360 degrees support to government clients. So far, NFDC has strategized and developed significant communication for the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, amongst many others.

I congratulate NFDC, director Harish Vyas and entire cast and crew of the film on winning number of awards abroad. I also wish a great success of the film in India. Trade Magazine